Sydney Pollack's 'The Yakuza' Blu-ray Bound

Posted Fri Jan 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST by

The 1974 crime thriller starring Robert Mitchum will be getting the high-definition treatment in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive is preparing 'The Yakuza' for Blu-ray next month.

Former private eye Harry Kilmer knows a lot about Japan - and the gangsters who keep an iron grip on its gambling, prostitution and protection rackets. He knows there's a right way to approach the brutal underworld. And he knows there's one thing powerful mobsters respect: greater power.

Robert Mitchum is Kilmer in this haunting East-meets-West-head-on thriller powered by a team of heavy Hollywood hitters: writers Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and Robert Towne (Chinatown) and director Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter). Co-starring Japan's Takakura Ken and veteran character actor Brian Keith. The Yakuza is a modern film noir in which honor and loyalty become issues of life and death. Violence erupts with the speed of a Tokyo-bound bullet train. And the last thing to die is tradition.

Specs have yet to view revealed, but supplements include: Audio Commentary by Director Sydney Pollack; Promises to Keep - Featurette; and Theatrical Trailer.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Yakuza' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under PENDING.

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